Every year I read Scott O’Dell’s book, Island of the Blue Dolphins. The kids love the idea of being stranded on an island and having to survive on your own. I love using this book to talk about theme and character traits with my class.
This year, I created a new resource to help reinforce important story elements as we read this fabulous book.
Basically, it is a culminating activity to wrap up all that the students have learned after reading Island of the Blue Dolphins. I created it so that it could be used as a group activity which would allow me to differentiate for my high, middle and low kiddos. There are 9 activities that can be laced together in a 3×3 quilt. I would assign a group of 3, 3 squares each a let them show what they know. I could give the less complex quilt squares to my lower students and the more thought provoking ones to the higher students. BUT, that’s not all!!! If I didn’t want to have this as a group project, it is easily adaptable as an individual project! Now instead of a 3X3 quilt, each student can create their own flip book out of all of the squares!
Both options serve as a great review and a make stellar bulletin boards!
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
The Quilt/Flip Book Pieces included in this set are:
The cover or center square followed by 2 Setting Squares/pages- picture of the island and a place for the to write about the island. Also included is a Setting Think Sheet to help them think about all of the important things to include in their description and picture.
A Letter to Ulape Extension activity. This is a great mid-book activity to help the kids summarize what has happened so far and make predictions about what is going to happen next.
A Story Part Wheel: Beginning, Middle and End
Also included are:
– Problem and Solution T-Chart
– The Most Exciting Part Puzzle Piece page (climax)- 2 Character traits pages- one for Karana and another for for Ramo. Great for comparing Characters
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Great idea! I love this book too – one more unit until I can teach it. 🙂 Your pack looks amazing, love the idea of a quilt. It's on my wish list for this next payday. 🙂